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Chevron hit with hefty penalties for Richmond refinery fire

03.01.2013  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [Chevron] [Richmond] [California] [fire] [accident] [penalty] [fine] [violation] [Cal/OSHA]

The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) issued 25 citations against Chevron USA, with proposed penalties totaling nearly $1 million, for state safety standard violations related to the August 6, 2012 fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery (Fig. 1). The citations include 11 “willful serious” and 12 “serious” violations, resulting in the highest penalties in Cal/OSHA’s history.

 
  Fig. 1. Chevron’s refinery located
  in Richmond, California. 



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